This will never fail to freak me the fuck out:
I needed to talk to Shaw about my mother’s account, and as I’m technically not an authorized account user, I pretended to be her for the purposes of deception. It makes life easier in the long run, but it feels really weird to wear that name like an ill-fitting hat.
I’m playing Good Daughter a little early this year, and taking over the payment of my mother’s cable bill (to go along with the phone bill I took over last Christmas). Once I got access to her account, I did a little poking around – my mom has been paying $45/m for basic cable, which I didn’t know still existed. A basic HD package, including the HD box, is only $40/m. I know my mom’s TV is capable of HD (it’s our old bedroom TV, which had an HD box on it), but should I bother upgrading her cable to save $5 a month? It’d be an extra remote and channels that go up into the 200s (she called Shaw last week to find out where channel 20 went, and when she learned it was now channel 158, she didn’t bother seeing if she could get it), and me too far away to support things. Not sure what to do here. Is HD easier on old people eyes? Can old people get used to entering three digits to watch TV instead of 2?
Being thoughtful is a pain in the ass. I should order myself a new phone as a reward.